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Since installing Firefox 18.0 I can no longer edit text properly in either Facebook or Word Press. After entering text, I can no longer edit it.

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Since installing Firefox 18.0 I can no longer edit text properly in either Facebook or Word Press. After entering text, I can no longer edit it.

When I go into Facebook and attempt to put a new message on my wall I find that now I cannot go to any text that has been entered and make corrections to it (prior to posting). When I place my cursor at the location I want to edit and begin typing, the computer just beeps at me. I do not have this problem when using Safari. When I go into WordPress and attempt to post an update to my blog, again, I find that I cannot edit text once it has been entered. The system just beeps at me. It appears as if "focus" has not been correctly associated with my mouse/cursor at the point in the text window that I'm trying to edit.

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Re: Since installing Firefox 18.0 I can no longer edit text properly in either Facebook or Word Press. After entering text, I can no longer edit it.

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

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Re: Since installing Firefox 18.0 I can no longer edit text properly in either Facebook or Word Press. After entering text, I can no longer edit it.

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

New User

Re: Since installing Firefox 18.0 I can no longer edit text properly in either Facebook or Word Press. After entering text, I can no longer edit it.

Dude! It worked. Thanks.

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Re: Since installing Firefox 18.0 I can no longer edit text properly in either Facebook or Word Press. After entering text, I can no longer edit it.

If it happens again then try some basic steps like these:

Reload web page(s) and bypass the cache to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.

  • Press and hold Shift and left-click the Reload button.
  • Press "Ctrl + F5" or press "Ctrl + Shift + R" (Windows,Linux)
  • Press "Command + Shift + R" (MAC)

Clear the cache and the cookies from sites that cause problems.

"Clear the Cache":

  • Firefox > Preferences > Advanced > Network > Cached Web Content: "Clear Now"

"Remove Cookies" from sites causing problems:

  • Firefox > Preferences > Privacy > Cookies: "Show Cookies"

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.

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